Google Suspends Library Project Amid Copyright Brawl

Law360, New York (August 14, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Online search engine Google, Inc. has temporarily suspended its library project following complaints by publishers, who fear that scanning material into a digital library will lead to unauthorized use and copying of copyrighted material.

Google said it has suspended the effort until November to give publishers the opportunity to notify the company which copyrighted books they don't want scanned.

Google Print product manager Adam Smith said in an online statement that the suspension would give the company time to resolve any copyright issues.

“We think most...
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